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The set-ups at Axpona Hi-Fi Show, Chicago as follows:-

 

 

Laptop  > Hugo

iPad  > Hugo

Sony ZX1 > Hugo

AK240 > Hugo

 

All will be connected to Noble IEM's.

 

10% discount on the Hugo at the Event/Show only.

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Question on your guys BT usage on the Hugo.  Is it with Hi Rez files your having the most problems?  Or is it all file sizes?

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I have mad dreams of being Rob watts best mate,going for a drink talking Spartan modifications,but most men dream of women from Hollywood,Am I losing the plot, i genuinely love the guy
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And don't say none of you have thought it !
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I've been playing around with my new SR-009 and using HUGO as DAC.   Sounds delicious.  However, I was a bit disappointed with the DSD playback.  Caveat this comment that I didn't do AB test.  I had chance recently to audition Lampizator DSD dac.  It sounded much better when compared to HUGO for DSD.  I thought the HUGO was fine for DSD until I heard it against the Lamp DSD.  The Lamp DSD dac sounded more analog and natural than the HUGO even though I consider the HUGO very natural sounding in general.

 

I guess it makes sense as LAMP is DSD only path.  From what I gather, some of the optimization issues between PCM and DSD are different.  Most DACs are solving the PCM related issues.  As a result, dual PCM/DSD dacs are often converting to PCM and then applying their magic and then reconverting to DSD or are worried primarily with PCM related issues.  As a result, a pure DSD dac like the Lampizator kicks dual PCM/DSD dacs all over the place.

 

I really need to get the HUGO set up in my home theater setup so I can AB test against my Oppo BDP105 for a much more fair comparison as OPPO is using ES9018 dual PCM/DSD dac as well.

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Question on your guys BT usage on the Hugo.  Is it with Hi Rez files your having the most problems?  Or is it all file sizes?


It's on all file types like mp3, flac, alac etc Even if a file is not playing.

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I consider the Hugo a semi mobile device.  Meaning, I'm not going to be carrying a $2400 electronic device everywhere I go.  But I will carry it somewhere that I will be in a stable setting and would like to enjoy some tunes.  (Although this is quite anti social if other folks are around.)  In these cases I will still want the upmost quality sound, so USB all the way.  I fail to see the importance of the Bluetooth for even if it worked perfectly fine, the connection, you still are going to have sub par quality sound as opposed to a hard connection.  I don't need to be hooked up to my Hugo 24 hours.  Take a break so as to enjoy the moments when you do have time and a stable environment.

 

:dt880smile:  Elvis

 

Wrong!

 

Why bother advertise if it does not work?

 

One of the reasons I bought the Hugo was because of the Bluetooth implementation. Yes I agree the sound quality is not the same as the USB or other inputs, but I still would like to use it when I just want to stream from my phone listening to many internet radios or other stuff that don't require high quality audio.

 

When I feel like listening to highRez i can switch to one of  wired inputs.

 

That's why I love the Hugo. :D

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Hugo has only one real weakness.......the high internal resistance of it's portable batteries.

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Hugo has only one real weakness.......the high internal resistance of it's portable batteries.

What does that mean?

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I am mystified at many of these posts. Like nitpicking a Sports Illustrated cover model (eg she has too many freckles).
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I am mystified at many of these posts. Like nitpicking a Sports Illustrated cover model (eg she has too many freckles).
You don't find any validity, in these peoples concerns, about the Hugo's shortcomings? They just can't be dismissed, it's not a $29 unit.
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Bluetooth connectivity is 1 of 5 (BT, 2 USB, 1 optical, 1 coax) inputs that Chord provided for the Hugo.  

 

The Hugo is a $2,000+ DAC, but regardless whether it costs $200 or $20,000, shouldn't we hold the manufacturer accountable for providing functional inputs?  Given Chord's longstanding history and reputation of excellence, I expect better of them. 


And if Chord came out tomorrow and said that the BT connection is more for the novelty and not to be taken as a serious audiophile connection (which was basically my interpretation from the beginning).  Then what would you say about the Hugo?

Would it still be worth the $2400 smackeroos?


Edited by elviscaprice - 4/24/14 at 6:41pm
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Wrong!

 

Why bother advertise if it does not work?

 

One of the reasons I bought the Hugo was because of the Bluetooth implementation. Yes I agree the sound quality is not the same as the USB or other inputs, but I still would like to use it when I just want to stream from my phone listening to many internet radios or other stuff that don't require high quality audio.

 

When I feel like listening to highRez i can switch to one of  wired inputs.

 

That's why I love the Hugo. :D

 

Just to highlight, you disagree with my opinion.  Regardless it is mine and yours is yours.  What would you say about the Hugo, if Chord comes out tomorrow and says the the BT connection is for novelty and not to be taken as a serious audiophile connection?  Still love it, wouldn't you!


Edited by elviscaprice - 4/24/14 at 6:40pm
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I am mystified at many of these posts. Like nitpicking a Sports Illustrated cover model (eg she has too many freckles).
You don't find any validity, in these peoples concerns, about the Hugo's shortcomings? They just can't be dismissed, it's not a $29 unit.

Appreciate the question - I didn't say I don't appreciate their concerns. Early adopters should know bugs need to be worked out. I was without a unit for a month or more because the USB input wasn't right. They addressed it and room care of it. I am over-indexing on the need for all of us to be balanced in our posts. We have an incredible product that way way way way outperforms in its class and redefines what is possible. And we are f.... around with Bluetooth. My only counsel to Chord...you don't need to make or market this to people who want Bluetooth. Let dr dre and best buy handle that.
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And if Chord came out tomorrow and said that the BT connection is more for the novelty and not to be taken as a serious audiophile connection (which was basically my interpretation from the beginning).  Then what would you say about the Hugo?

Would it still be worth the $2400 smackeroos?

 

2nd paragraph from Chord's home page:

 

"Born from the highly demanding world of aircraft avionics, Chord Electronics maintains a commitment to exemplary engineering, cutting-edge technology and exceptional build quality. Ingeniously designed for high performance over the long term, Chord products are renowned internationally for their advanced technology which is amongst the best in the world. Since 1996, Chord’s collaboration with Robert Watts, a digital design genius with 30 years’ DAC technology development experience, has produced a number of advanced digital products that are, quite simply, without equal."
 

I suspect Chord does not develop nor retract "novelty".

 

If they hold themselves to such acclaim and standards, then so should customers.

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